An Object of Beauty
Publish date: September 1st 2011
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Interesting enough for me to finish, but I really didn't care about any of the characters or their lives. Ho-hum.
As someone who loves art and a good book, I entered this novel with higher expectations. And while Steve Martin has a nice range of vocabulary and describes the paintings very well, I found the novel lacked the sort of spark that hooks a reader in. I actually had to put the novel down half-way throu...
Dislike the narrator, going to return this and read the book.
Well, I made it through.This book wasn't terrible. The prose was very direct (to the point of dryness), which worked in its favor for me, since I wasn't big into the subject matter. If it had been flowery and overly done I would have probably hated the book. It's about art collecting and the polit...
Yes, this was well-written. But no, I was not even mildly interested in the story. This kind of reminded me of a Jonathan Franzen book, actually, and I'm not a big fan of his, either.Sorry Steve.
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